Beeton Edwards is Authorised and Regulated with the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Our SRA number is 510662.
Beeton Edwards LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales, registered number OC344745. The registered office is Suite C, Drivers Wharf Business Park, Northam Road, Southampton SO14 0PF.
Registered VAT number 948 3095 91
The word “partner” is used to refer to a member of Beeton Edwards LLP, or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of members is open to inspection at our registered office above.
Terms of Business:
Our Terms of Business are available by clicking on the following link
Information about Complaints:
We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service, we have provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.
In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the person who is working on your case to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage. If you would like to make a formal complaint, a copy of our full complaint’s procedure can be found here or can be made available upon request in hard copy if you prefer. Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case.
What do to if we cannot resolve your complaint
The Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case. Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:
Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint
No more than six years from the date of act/omission; or
No more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.
If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them.
Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.
Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ
Solicitors Regulation Authority
The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our behaviour. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic. You can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative complaints bodies (such as Ombudsman Services - www.ombudsman.org.uk) exist which are competent to deal with complaints about legal services should both you and our firm wish to use such a scheme.
Please note that we do not agree to use Ombudsman Services.
Online Dispute Resolution Platform
The European Online Dispute Resolution Platform is at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.
Our Client Care Partner is Dominic Beeton who you can contact for this purpose: firstname.lastname@example.org
We gather data concerning the diversity of our workforce on an annual basis. A copy of our Diversity Report is available upon request. Please contact Rebecca Edwards if you would like to receive a copy of our latest report.
Cyber Crime Notice
Cyber-crime is on the increase, and you should be on the look-out for it to ensure that you do not become a victim of it. The website of the Solicitors Regulation Authority contains a ‘Scam Alert’ database which provides members of the public with information about known scams in which the identity of a legitimate law firm or a legitimate lawyer has been used by persons unknown for what are assumed to be criminal purposes (www.sra.org.uk).
You should be aware of the possibility that a fraudster might deliberately misrepresent himself or herself as a member of, or as someone acting on behalf of or working with, Beeton Edwards Solicitors for criminal purposes. Such scams normally originate by email. Often the email will either promise the recipient a share of a large sum of money in return for paying a modest sum up front (an advance fee type fraud) or request personal or financial information about the recipient or the recipient’s bank account allegedly in order that money can be paid to them (an identity theft type fraud). In an attempt to give legitimacy or respectability to the scam, sometimes the email will direct the recipient to a false website that intentionally replicates the look of a legitimate website (a cloned website).
We are aware that websites can be cloned by persons unknown using web hosting companies located abroad for what we believe are criminal purposes, and also that, from time to time, scam emails may be in circulation which purport to come from this Firm or personnel of the firm or from a bogus firm or bogus lawyer with a name which is similar to but not identical to the name of this Firm or our personnel. The scam emails often inform the recipient either that lottery winners wish to donate money to them, they might be a beneficiary of the estate of a deceased person or they might be the beneficiary of a recently discovered life insurance policy. Such emails are invariably fraudulent and should not be replied to or acted upon unless or until their provenance can be established. If you receive an unsolicited and poorly worded email from someone you do not know who is using a free email service and an unusual email address and it contains information or an offer which appears too good to be true, it very likely is not true.
If you receive an email purporting to come from Beeton Edwards LLP or any of our personnel, or if you are directed to a website which purports to be the Firm’s website, and you have doubts or concerns about the provenance of the email or website, before taking any action please either contact the Firm member you normally deal with or email email@example.com and they will tell you whether the email came from us and whether it is our website.
Criminal Finances Act 2017
As a firm, we value our reputation for ethical behaviour and for financial probity and reliability. We recognise that over and above the commission of any crime, any involvement in the facilitation of tax evasion will also reflect adversely on our image and reputation.
We do not tolerate tax evasion, or the facilitation thereof in any circumstances, whether committed by or facilitated by a client, personnel or associated persons/companies.
We are committed to fighting tax evasion and have rigorous policies and procedures in place to detect and prevent the facilitation of tax evasion offences.
We provide regular training on the requirements of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 to all personnel.
We require all personnel to demonstrate the highest standards of honesty at all times and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken wherever tax evasion or the facilitation thereof by any personnel has been proven.
We undertake due diligence on all associated persons/companies to mitigate the risk of facilitation of tax evasion offences and, as part of our due diligence procedures, all agreements with third parties contain suitable provisions to enable termination of such agreements where associated persons/companies are not complying with the provisions of the Criminal Finances Act 2017.